Office of Academics - Division of Academic Content
Job Focus Areas:
This Education Program Consultant 3 position is located within the Office of Academics – Division of Academic Content and reports to a classified Education Program Consultant 5-A. This position is responsible for all aspects of implementation of a science program for the Office of Academic Content and fulfills programmatic functions regarding the implementation of state content standards for science (grades K-12), assistance with science statewide assessments, and assistance in network activities associated with science instruction and assessment.
Example of duties and responsibilities that will be performed include, but are not limited to the following:
Coordinates with the department and network staff, teachers, principals, and district personnel for the implementation of state content standards for science
Reviews proficiency examinations for middle and secondary science
Serves as a primary subject area consultant in the selection/development of assessment programs and state review of instructional materials
Sets direction and designs materials and resources for science for the Classroom Support Toolbox
Maintains professional knowledge of state and federal program requirements relating to science content standards
Initiates and sustains liaison with science-related programs, initiatives, professional organizations at the local, regional, state, and national levels
Act as liaison between the Department and professional organizations that relate to improving the quality of science education in the state
Designs, delivers, and/or facilitates presentations for professional development on standrds-based science content, instruction, and assessment, as requested by network staff
Directs program data collection, evaluation, and analysis as it relates to programs administered by the standards section
Performs all other duties as directed by manager, chief of staff, and assistant superintendent.
The preferred candidate should have previous leadership experience in science education, experience coordinating large-scale projects and working across complex systems, science content expertise, and an educational background and/or content-related work experience in the area of science. Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
Strong knowledge base in science content and in-depth understanding of latest research in science education
Effective communication and organizational skills, maximizing the use of technology, and strong project management and customer service skills
Ability to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders
Efficient and effective use of various software systems (Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.)
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple fast-moving projects
**Note regarding the advertised pay range:
The Education Program Consultant series has an established special entrance rate (SER) that is set above the minimum of the pay range and the advertised minimum. The maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make over their career, NOT the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.
One position is available and it is located in Baton Rouge, LA. The person hired for this position is expected to regularly report to the Baton Rouge office. This position may be filled as a probationary new hire, promotion of any permanent classified state employee OR promotion of a permanent classified employee of the Department of Education, Special School District, or the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
You may attach a resume; however only the information listed on the online application will be considered to determine qualification. All education, prior experience, including dates related to education and prior experience MUST be listed on the online application.
To be considered for this position, you are encouraged to attach a copy of your college transcript(s) to your online application, fax to the Department of Education (DOE) Human Resources Office at 225-342-1499 or mail to the DOE Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804 by the closing date of this announcement.
This is Announcement #41563.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
- Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*
Louisiana Department of Education – Human Resources
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any of the following will qualify:
1. A master's degree plus three years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
2. A master's degree in education plus two years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
3. A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
A master's degree plus thirty graduate hours will substitute for one year of the required experience.
An Educational Specialist Degree will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To exercise lead worker responsibility in developing and implementing educational programs or to serve as the Regional Service Center liaison for Local Education Agencies.
Level of Work:
Broad from a higher-level educational official.
Lead worker over a unit or Regional Service Center liaison providing functional supervision to Local Education Agencies.
Location of Work:
Predominantly located at the Department of Education.
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 2 by the presence of lead worker responsibility over a unit, or by the responsibility for serving as Regional Service Center liaison to Local Education Agencies.
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 4 by the absence of serving as senior staff assistant to a division director or subject matter authority-witness/program developer and/or researcher.
Examples of Work
Serves as lead worker of a unit with responsibility for the development and implementation of all aspects of an educational program affecting populations such as students, teachers, principals, central office personnel, and ancillary/support personnel in the public school systems, special schools, nonpublic schools, public and private colleges and universities, technical colleges, local neglected and delinquent institutions, and state correctional institutions; and individuals from other profit and nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions.
Reviews work and provide input on evaluation of performance of subordinate personnel involved in a program.
Determines program goals and objectives, develops plans to effectively implement the specified program.
Serves as Regional Service Center representative and resource for all Local Education Agencies regarding all areas of education, including new policies/procedures, etc.
Communicates the needs of the Local Education Agencies in the region to the Regional Service Center Director and State Director.
Provides technical assistance daily via telephone, letters, visits, etc. to parents, teachers, administrators, university personnel and other agency personnel regarding issues involving services/programs in the assigned Regional Service Center.
Updates the Superintendents of the local school systems from the assigned Regional Service Center, on a regular basis, regarding services and current issues.
Works with other Department of Education staff to maintain current information about state and federal programs in order to provide leadership and oversight for related services in the assigned Regional Service Center.
Advises and provides technical assistance to local superintendents of education, other educators, and other persons outside the field of education on programs, policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; and answers questions and assists in the resolution of problems.
Researches, designs, implements, and evaluates current and long-range plans, rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies for the program(s) in accordance with federal or state laws and policies.
Designs, develops, and pilots, programs and research projects on the basis of national/state reports, trends, economic conditions, future needs, educational research findings, and state and federal legislative or policy developments.
Serves as a team leader to assists schools and school systems in securing the best possible results for their efforts by building the capacity of school and system teams.
Develops evaluation designs to measure the quality and effectiveness of program(s) and their impact on students.
Plans, conducts, and evaluates staff development and in-service training (including national, state, and regional workshops, hearings, conferences) for personnel in the Department of Education, local education agencies, colleges and universities, technical colleges, correctional schools and institutions, as well as churches, civil associations, business and industry groups, special committees and task forces, professional associations and organizations, special interest groups (such as Chambers of Commerce, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, military groups, etc.), parents, and other citizens.